How to Deal With Elbow Pain in CrossFit

How to Deal With Elbow Pain in CrossFit

I wanted to show you the number one cause of elbow pain in CrossFitters.

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I had Jenna demonstrate the exercise.


There is one small mistake CrossFitters do that causes elbow pain when doing this exercise. Elbow pain is common to CrossFitters when they do pullups, and it involves the wrist.

When you do this exercise, work hard to keep the wrist neutral. Pull with the elbows and with the back instead of pulling or cheating with the wrist.

Many people are lifting from the wrist, and they ignore their elbows and midback. When they lift with the wrist, they tighten up the forearm, then the muscles of the forearm can’t hold the weight so that they ended up being stretched and ripped. So, they get a constant contraction and ripping in the forearm muscles.

At the start, the ripping of the forearm muscles might not cause anything but, over time, this constant contraction and ripping will lead to elbow pain.

When you do a pullup exercise, look at your wrist position and make sure that you don’t lift or cheat with the wrist. Keep the wrist in neutral, focus on pulling with the elbow and with your back.



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Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS